Ture, and five friends from Portugal, left Portugal, and travelled to the United Kingdom, in hope of becoming professional Association Football players. All six men were unsuccessful. All six men converted to Islam and travelled to Daesh-occupied Syria, so they could volunteer as jihadi fighters.
Prior to leaving for Syria Ture had taken a second wife, Shima Essanoor, who had been Reema's best friend in school. However, she left him, because she didn't want to go to Syria. Shima was pregnant with twins when she left him. She says she warned UK security officials about the plans of Ture and his friends.
- "Ex-Wife of Former Jihadist Tells of Miraculous Escape from Terror Clutches". Al Bawaba. 2018-11-26. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/ex-wife-former-jihadist-tells-miraculous-escape-terror-clutches-1217896. Retrieved 2019-03-16. "The daughter of Somali-born parents Shima Essanoor first became immersed in the dark world of radical Islam after she was introduced Ture through her best friend's husband. She first met best friend Reema Iqbal, 30, while studying for her A-levels at a sixth form college in east London and the friendship quickly progressed."
- Tom Davidson (2018-11-18). "ISIS bride sisters held in Syria are part of UK's 'biggest jihadi family'". The Mirror (UK). Archived from the original on 2018-11-20. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/isis-bride-sisters-held-syria-13609885. Retrieved 2019-03-16. "Reema's husband, Celso Da Costa, died while fighting with ISIS as did Zara's husband Sadjo Ture."
- Dipesh Gadher (2018-11-25). "We’ll take your babies to Syria’s war, said my jihad-crazy friends". The Times. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-ll-take-your-babies-to-syria-s-war-said-my-jihad-crazy-friends-806mg8wgj. Retrieved 2019-03-16. "Her former husband, Sadjo Ture, is no ordinary absent dad. He went to Syria to join Isis, the world's most feared terrorist group."